Stupid, Racist Posts on ND Candidate’s Facebook Page Get National Attention

Stupid and racist posts on a North Dakota legislative candidate’s private Facebook page have received national attention after being first published on this blog Oct. 12.

Screenshots from the Facebook page of Matthew Ruby, a Republican running for state House in Minot’s District 40, show him bragging about drunk driving, receiving a racist Obama-as-chimpanzee meme from his wife, and talking about shooting guns while drinking alcohol.

Well, The Associated Press has picked up our story and written their own version. The AP story appeared on the websites of several U.S. publishers, including The Sacramento Bee and The San Francisco Chronicle, late last week.

Ruby’s hometown paper, the Minot Daily News, also covered the controversy with an article Oct. 20.

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